A recent television show on fitness revealed something which should warn us on advance. Well Team ALW is already warned as it gears up to welcome the festive season. However, we thought of sharing what we learnt.
The show claims that an average person is likely to eat an extra 610 calories a day during the holiday season! Whoa, that’s a lot. But if you look at the real implications of it, yes, with the BIG Indian Holiday Season already round the corner, there’s a fair chance. Look at the amount of home-made ghee delicacies that we all devour every day starting Dhan Teras. Not to mention, the extra special meals that we all have of Daal Baati and the likes. The whole question is: can we avoid that? Nope. And so what do we do?
For one, you can start cutting down a bit of the sweets and heavy delicacies in terms of quantity if not variety. Like if you would devour some 10 Shakkar Paraas in a day, make it 3 to 5. Similarly, engage yourself in physical activity while preparing for the holiday season. Help your maids in sweeping and cleaning activities, considering that every household ends up cleaning up everything during Diwali. For example, at ALW, we have a trend of making all our employees engage in serious cleaning of their cubicles, work area etc. That helps them not only to live up to the holiday season , it also helps burn calories.
Another physical exercise that you can engage in is during shopping for the festival. Take stairs instead of elevators. Park a car a little far from the shopping center and walk some distances. This would practically help in burning extra calories that you would be consuming anyway.
Also, since you are eating the delicacies as they are almost during the entire season, try to have light dinners at home. You can enjoy in a party with ice cream, some cold drinks and some salad too, can’t you? We, at ALW, as always are committed towards our goal of fitness and hence we are doing all it takes. What about you? You too definitely don’t want an extra pound around your belly, do you?